School Details

Lawrence

27 Francis St, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 879-4300
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 637 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

81%
73%
58%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
68%
54%
61%
68%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
82%
64%
85%
81%
60%
66%
67%
53%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
83%
68%
77%
75%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
90%
72%
82%
74%
50%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
93%
79%
82%
81%
52%
70%
67%
42%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
83%
69%
76%
77%
60%
68%
73%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lawrence is a public middle school in Brookline. The principal of Lawrence is Richard Rogers. 637 children attend Lawrence and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 14% of the 637 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lawrence is 14:1. Winsor School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 18%
Asian 26% %
Multiracial 10% 8%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Compared to other Brookline schools Lawrence is below average. This school does not offer school lunches for Kindergartners and their programs (EDP and after-school activities) offer very small number of spots. We have friends in three other Brookline schools and they appear to have way more resources than Lawrence. in addition after-school activities do not pickup K grade after school - guardians have to do that - unless one *won* a spot at EDP. We understand that there have to be some compromises made (lunches etc) due to large number of students however low number of after-school activities points to poor planning we think.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lawrence is a great school with a diverse student body excellent academics committed parents and supportive teachers who are passionate about their work and strive to bring out the best in each student. The school's excellent facilities and grounds coupled with its numerous extracurricular activities and PTO events give students every opportunity to make the most of their academic experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a great community school where parents teachers and administrators strive together to make the school a wonderful learning experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. It has great kids and great teachers. It runs preschool- 8 grade. it is newly re-done with a great playground and inside the school it has everything. 2 gyms music room large auditorium and a great lunch room. The teachers are well taught and supportive toward students. this school gives students a great chance to succeed in the outside world.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school's culture is totally teacher centered not child centered. There is a huge lack of motivation to help kids reach their full potential. Basically there is no value added to the student. Students' ability remain the same year after year and there is little to no growth in their academic ability. Teachers have way too much autonomy around curriculum and assessments. They have poor specials teachers for the music and the arts.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent academics clear curriculum guidelines. Wonderful teachers experienced educators nurturing and caring. Instrument choir and art are all available during the school day. Great extracurricular acitives for K-5 limited to sports for 6-8 with a few exception such as the school newspaper. Very involved parent community planning acitivities fund raising classroom involvement. Warm friendly community excellent well-rounded education.

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